Digital Classroom Layout

First Grade Classroom: Digital Classroom Layout
Have you ever planned the arrangement of your room digitally with a Digital Classroom Layout?
Guess what, friends?! I am here today to make your life EASIER!
 Do you spend your first day of pre-planning moving your furniture around trying to figure out what setup is going to work for you? How about if you are a little ADD and get tired of looking at the same thing all year long?
Well… I am pretty much both of those people! But, I have decided that I need to work SMARTER, not harder.

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Book Clubs in 1st Grade

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I am here today to tell you all about how I help my advanced readers to dig deeper into books independently!
I have a small group of about 4 kiddos who have consistently been reading above grade level all year. They cam to me already proficient at decoding and reading for meaning. In January, I decided it would be a great time to get them started in a little book club. (This is just what I call it because it’s easy for my kids to understand the terminology. And they were super excited about it being a ‘club’. You can call it anything you want to! Book club, literacy circle, literacy club, book talk, etc.)

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Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Hello friends! I am linking up with my friend Becca from Foxwell Forest to bring you some Tips & Tricks for Teachers!
 
My trick for you today is about storage and organization. I use those giant Sterilite bins above my lockers to store all the stuff that I don’t use all the time or that I just flat out don’t know what to do with! My room doesn’t have a whole lot of useful storage. I use these bins for everything at school AND at home. When we moved, I didn’t buy cardboard, I bought bins! :) I love them… it might be a bit unhealthy how much bins make me happy!!! LOL!

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Using Table Captains to Manage Supplies and Responsibilities

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You Oughta Know About…. Table Captains
Have you ever had kids who fight over who is going to be the one to bring you the papers or who is going to come get supplies? How about when your students table buckets are all messy and crazy and your glue bottles are open? All of the above drives me bonkers, so a while back I introduced Table Captains.

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